Tender: King’s Theatre Archivist

About the Project

The Grade A listed King's Theatre opened in 1906 and stands on a prominent site in Edinburgh’s Tollcross area. It is one of Scotland's oldest and most loved theatres. Capital Theatres are undertaking an ambitious, £25 million redevelopment project that will result in the repair, enhancement and expansion of one of Scotland’s oldest working theatres.  Through this project we will transform and optimise the King’s theatre for the next 50 years.  We will modernise the venue creating a transformed theatregoing experience whilst preserving and showcasing the heritage. As part of the redevelopment project, Capital Theatres aims to collate and present the architectural, social and cultural heritage of the theatre.  A wide-ranging programme of activities, events and projects is planned to enable people to discover, explore and engage with the King’s heritage in myriad ways.

Generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are now looking to procure an Archive Consultant for the Development Phase of the project to further our ambitions for the project. Capital Theatres seeks to appoint an archivist to support and advise in the management, sourcing and storing of archives relating to the King’s Theatre and develop plans in support of a Stage 2 submission. This work will be undertaken during the Development phase of the project (2020). Please see the attached brief for more information.

We require the following information to be submitted with your bid. 

  • CV, including relevant previous experience of staff allocated to this project
  • Details of how the tenderer intends to manage the project, including a project plan and timeline
  • Overall costs (including daily rates and VAT as applicable)
  • Contact details (phone and email) for two references

All tender submissions will be evaluated to identify the consultant who will deliver best value - balancing quality and price, with a significant emphasis on the quality (Quality 70%: Price 30%).

How to apply

Please email tender submissions to hr@capitaltheatres.com with the subject header ‘King’s Theatre Archivist tender’.

Download the Archivist Tender Brief

The tender return date is Thursday 19 December at 12 noon.

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